Caproni Museum of Aeronautics, Trento

An internationally unique collection of aeroplanes and historical relics

  • 57 aircrafts, of which 9 unique in the world
  • Works of art, theme library and technical and photographic archive
  • 4 multimedia information points
  • Get a close look at numerous planes that have gone down in history

On 9 August 1918, Gabriele D’Annunzio flew over Vienna on a famous propaganda run in an Ansaldo SVA 5 biplane. The aircraft now plays a starring role in the collection of this museum, which focuses on a “heroic” era in the early days of aviation. The museum is dedicated to the aviation pioneer Gianni Caproni, who founded the aircraft manufacturer of the same name. His company had a particularly prominent role in the first part of the 20th century.

In 1927, Caproni himself organized the first exhibition of this kind in Taliedo, which was home to Milan’s airport at the time. The museum features reconstructions of the design studio and a view of the propeller workshop in the Caproni plant in the 1920s. There are also numerous works of aviation-based art, including a Futurist Aeropittura collection of paintings by figures such as Luigi Bonazza, Benedetta Cappa Marinetti, Guglielmo Sansoni (Tato) and Alfredo Ambrosi.

Contact & Directions

Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni
Via Lidorno , 3
38123 Trento , Italy

Weather Trento

Today
Max Temp. (C): 9°
Temp. Min. (C): 4°
Apr 23
Max Temp. (C): 10°
Temp. Min. (C): 4°
Apr 24
Max Temp. (C): 14°
Temp. Min. (C): -1°
Weather forecast


You may also like ...

3 results
What to do in October in Trento,  Muse - Trento Science Museum

MUSE – Science Museum

Science can surprise you

Le Gallerie – History Museum

Le Gallerie – History Museum

From road tunnels to culture galleries

Trento, tour of Castello del Buonconsiglio

Buonconsiglio Castle

A dive into history

What to do in October in Trento,  Muse - Trento Science Museum

MUSE – Science Museum

In Trento, the museum designed by Renzo Piano

Read more ...
Le Gallerie – History Museum

Le Gallerie – History Museum

The Gallerie di Piedicastello in Trento, a unique and unrepeatable experience

Read more ...
Trento, tour of Castello del Buonconsiglio

Buonconsiglio Castle

An immersion in history, an absolute must for anyone visiting Trento

Read more ...

Museums

86 results
Trento, tour of Castello del Buonconsiglio

Buonconsiglio Castle

A dive into history

Mart, the Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Mart, the Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

At the heart of today’s art

Depero House of Futurist Art

Depero House of Futurist Art

A dive into futurism

Museo Casa De Gasperi

Museo Casa De Gasperi

Go on a journey through the private life of one of the leading...

Galleria Civica G. Segantini

Galleria Civica G. Segantini

The permanent exhibition is to be found in Palazzo Panni

National Historical Museum of the Alpine Troops

National Historical Museum of the Alpine Troops

The appeal of 20th century history

Acqua Fredda archaeological area

Acqua Fredda archaeological area

Redebus Pass

METS - Museo Etnografico Trentino  San Michele

METS - Museo Etnografico Trentino San Michele

Discover ancient rural traditions

Trento, tour of Castello del Buonconsiglio

Buonconsiglio Castle

An immersion in history, an absolute must for anyone visiting Trento

Read more ...
Mart, the Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Mart, the Trento and Rovereto Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

A fantastic voyage through contemporary art

Read more ...
Depero House of Futurist Art

Depero House of Futurist Art

Rovereto hosts a museum-workshop quite unique in Italy, which brings to life a project conceived by the artist himself

Read more ...
Museo Casa De Gasperi

Museo Casa De Gasperi

Go on a journey through the private life of one of the leading players in Italian and European history

Read more ...
Galleria Civica G. Segantini

Galleria Civica G. Segantini

The permanent exhibition is to be found in Palazzo Panni

Read more ...
National Historical Museum of the Alpine Troops

National Historical Museum of the Alpine Troops

A fascinating place in Trento where you can go through the epic deeds of the so-called “Penne nere” [Black Feathers]

Read more ...
Acqua Fredda archaeological area

Acqua Fredda archaeological area

Redebus Pass

Read more ...
METS - Museo Etnografico Trentino  San Michele

METS - Museo Etnografico Trentino San Michele

Popular culture and mysterious masterpieces

Read more ...

Museums

2 results
Trento, tour of Castello del Buonconsiglio

Buonconsiglio Castle

A dive into history

Castello Roccabruna

Castello Roccabruna

The medieval castle dominates the village of Fornace

Trento, tour of Castello del Buonconsiglio

Buonconsiglio Castle

An immersion in history, an absolute must for anyone visiting Trento

Read more ...
Castello Roccabruna

Castello Roccabruna

The medieval castle dominates the village of Fornace

Read more ...

Museums

4 results
Cesare Battisti Mausoleum

Cesare Battisti Mausoleum

A majestic monument

Fort Cadine Bus de Vela

Fort Cadine Bus de Vela

The soldiers’ shadows

Caproni Museum of Aeronautics, Trento

Caproni Museum of Aeronautics, Trento

A unique collection of vintage airplanes

Le Gallerie – History Museum

Le Gallerie – History Museum

From road tunnels to culture galleries

Cesare Battisti Mausoleum

Cesare Battisti Mausoleum

A work by Ettore Fagioli from Verona, inspired by Roman antiquity

Read more ...
Fort Cadine Bus de Vela

Fort Cadine Bus de Vela

The fort was built to block the road to Trento

Read more ...
Caproni Museum of Aeronautics, Trento

Caproni Museum of Aeronautics, Trento

An internationally unique collection of aeroplanes and historical relics

Read more ...
Le Gallerie – History Museum

Le Gallerie – History Museum

The Gallerie di Piedicastello in Trento, a unique and unrepeatable experience

Read more ...

Museums

14 results
Trento Film Festival

Trento Film Festival

26/04/2024 - 05/05/2024 Trento
Top Event
Festival dell'Economia -  "QUO VADIS? The Dilemmas of Our Time

Festival dell'Economia - "QUO VADIS? The Dilemmas of Our Time

23/05/2024 - 26/05/2024 Trento
Top Event
Trentodoc Festival

Trentodoc Festival

20/09/2024 - 22/09/2024 Trento
Top Event
The 3 lakes of the Mezzapinetana

The 3 lakes of the Mezzapinetana

25/04/2024 Baselga di Pinè
Cinemas in Baselga di Piné

Cinemas in Baselga di Piné

29/03/2024 - 28/04/2024 Baselga di Pinè
Cooking workshops at the Locanda 2 camini

Cooking workshops at the Locanda 2 camini

06/03/2024 - 15/05/2024 Baselga di Pinè
Gemme di Gusto

Gemme di Gusto

01/05/2024 - 26/05/2024 Trento
3° Piné Bike Cross Country

3° Piné Bike Cross Country

14/06/2024 Baselga di Pinè
Trento Film Festival

Trento Film Festival

The 72st Mountain Festival takes place from 28 April to 7 May

Read more ...
Festival dell'Economia -  "QUO VADIS? The Dilemmas of Our Time

Festival dell'Economia - "QUO VADIS? The Dilemmas of Our Time

From 23 to 26 May, Trento is turning orange

Read more ...
Trentodoc Festival

Trentodoc Festival

Three not-to-miss days for mountain spumante

Read more ...
The 3 lakes of the Mezzapinetana

The 3 lakes of the Mezzapinetana

Non-competitive run along the Piné Plateau

Read more ...
Cinemas in Baselga di Piné

Cinemas in Baselga di Piné

February film screenings

Read more ...
Cooking workshops at the Locanda 2 camini

Cooking workshops at the Locanda 2 camini

Kitchen workshops

Read more ...
Gemme di Gusto

Gemme di Gusto

Gemme di gusto is a collection of experiences, a varied bouquet of scents, colours and flavours that tell of the food and wine enchantments of...

Read more ...
3° Piné Bike Cross Country

3° Piné Bike Cross Country

Bike Cross Country Race

Read more ...

Museums

9 results
Network of Nature Reserves - Bondone

Network of Nature Reserves - Bondone

A natural oasis right on the city's doorstep

Lago delle Buse | © Foto Archivio Apt Pinè e Cembra

Laghetto delle Buse

Two small islands which can be reached by walkways on piles

The Cascata del Lupo Path

The Cascata del Lupo Path

One of the classic walks in the district of  Bedollo

Riserva integrale Tre Cime del Monte Bondone

Riserva integrale Tre Cime del Monte Bondone

The Tre Cime del Monte Bondone integral nature reserve is one of the...

Luci nell'Orrido di Ponte Alto a Trento | © Matteo Destefano

Orrido di Ponte Alto

A sublime spectacle just a short walk from Trento

Serraia Lake

Serraia Lake

This charming lake is a perfect destination for adults and...

Lago delle Piazze - APT Piné Cembra - photo I. Albertini | © APT Piné Cembra - photo I. Albertini

Piazze Lake

Piazze Lake and Serraia Lake are like twin pearls

Alpine Botanical Garden, Viote del Monte Bondone

Alpine Botanical Garden, Viote del Monte Bondone

The biodiversity of the plant species of the world’s greatest...

Network of Nature Reserves - Bondone

Network of Nature Reserves - Bondone

A natural oasis right on the city's doorstep

Read more ...
Lago delle Buse | © Foto Archivio Apt Pinè e Cembra

Laghetto delle Buse

Two small islands which can be reached by walkways on piles

Read more ...
The Cascata del Lupo Path

The Cascata del Lupo Path

One of the classic walks in the district of  Bedollo

Read more ...
Riserva integrale Tre Cime del Monte Bondone

Riserva integrale Tre Cime del Monte Bondone

The Tre Cime del Monte Bondone integral nature reserve is one of the most highly prized botanic gardens in the Alps.

Read more ...
Luci nell'Orrido di Ponte Alto a Trento | © Matteo Destefano

Orrido di Ponte Alto

A sublime spectacle just a short walk from Trento

Read more ...
Serraia Lake

Serraia Lake

This charming lake is a perfect destination for adults and children, for a relaxing day in the middle of nature

Read more ...
Lago delle Piazze - APT Piné Cembra - photo I. Albertini | © APT Piné Cembra - photo I. Albertini

Piazze Lake

Piazze Lake and Serraia Lake are like twin pearls

Read more ...
Alpine Botanical Garden, Viote del Monte Bondone

Alpine Botanical Garden, Viote del Monte Bondone

The biodiversity of the plant species of the world’s greatest mountain chains

Read more ...

Museums